Pew study: Catholics are independent thinkers ready to participate in the political process
"white Catholics (53 percent) are Republicans or at least Republican-leaning, which has been the case since 2010. In the poll, 39 percent of white Catholics said they are Democrats or Democrat-leaning. Hispanic Catholics are more liberal than their white counterparts, with 67 percent identifying with the Democratic Party."
"For the first time, Pew Research asked respondents whether vendors providing wedding-related services should be required to offer services to same-sex couples. While 49 percent of all respondents said they should be required to do so, 57 percent of Catholics said it should be required. When asked if homosexual behavior was sinful, 49 percent of Catholics said no while 44 percent said yes. Conversely, among white evangelicals, the pillar of the American conservatism, 82 percent said homosexual behavior was sinful."http://ncronline.org/news/politics/pew-study-catholics-lean-republican-stray-same-sex-marriage